Thank you for posting your question. You can automate the scanning and deploying of updates using agents by setting scheduled tasks to occur regularly and unattended from the client, however we do not have anything like Windows Update where it will keep scanning and installing on the same task until all updates are installed. You can make a request for that feature here https://ivantisecurity.uservoice.com/forums/602383-patch-for-windows.
If you are interested in the Agent option then you will want to check out the following videos from Patch for Windows :
How to create an Agent Policy
How to Install an Agent
Using Distribution Servers
Introduction to Protect Cloud
Additionally, you will want to check out this document Pros and Cons of Agent and Agentless Implementations
OK, thanks for the swift reply.
I need to trigger the updates from the new station itself. It's still during the process where the system is not yet part of the domain and
it's not possible to run a perpetual scheduled task as it's not sure when this base image is connected. And it should only be THIS particular
system not any other system, which is why the task should be initiated from the client instead of the host....
Thank you for the reply.
The best you would be able to do is a cloud agent Protect Cloud Agent Information and Troubleshooting , however, that would still require a set policy task and for software to be installed on the client machine. You do not have to activate the scheduled portion of the agent however and you could still trigger the policy from the client.
Hello, we have currently the similar same question here: How to update a VDI image and to initiate the scan & patch from VDI. If I understood it right in the past Agents weren´t supported on virtual machines. I am wondering why you now recommend the agent.